United Kingdom, 1965
Robb, educated at the Royal College of Art in London, is always looking for the illusion of a three-dimensional image in a two-dimensional space. He started this quest with holographic stereograms, then transmission and reflection holograms and laser light installations. “In essence, I photograph the invisible.”
Robb is known for his lenticular photographic work of female nudes and abstract shapes in space. In his work he captures a moment with special lighting, with his self-developed arrangement and coupling of the cameras and with special instructions for the models. “Cutting edge technology and experiment”.
Sensuality, restriction in box-like frames or the suggestion of a free fall, always graceful, characterize his photos of the women. His most honorable commission came from the Royal Mail: as one of the few on earth he was allowed to photograph Queen Elisabeth with the title ‘The Diamond Queen’, the three-dimensional portrait is on highly sought-after postage stamps.